Overview | Features | FAQ | Getting Started
- Do I need to register Pipeline?
- How do I install Pipeline?
- How complicated is the network setup?
- How many clients can connect to Pipeline manager?
- Is it possible to let the Client run on the same machine as the Manager?
- Is Pipeline also available for Windows or Linux platforms?
- Can I run the manager on multiple machines?
- Will Pipeline also support other renderers, like Houdini or Lightwave 3D?
- Is Pipeline still available for OS X 10.6.x?
- Can the manager be accessed from any machine/workstation on the network?
1. Do I need to register Pipeline? ↑
No. You can use Pipeline without any limitations. A donation to support the development of free software is appreciated.
2. How do I install Pipeline? ↑
Just drag the content from the downloaded DMG onto your applications folder. No additional installations or setups are necessary.
3. How complicated is the network setup? ↑
The setup of Pipeline is very easy. Manager and clients are connected via the Bonjour Service and should instantly be able to connect to each other when logged on to the same network. Make sure the manager service is running and set the host name or IP address in the preferences of the client. Connect the client and it should appear in the client list of the manager.
4. How many clients can connect to Pipeline manager? ↑
There is virtually no limitation to the number of clients.
5. Is it possible to let the Client run on the same machine as the Manager? ↑
Running both applications on the same machine is not a problem.
6. Is Pipeline also available for Windows or Linux platforms? ↑
Currently Pipeline is a Mac OS X based application only. Supporting other platforms is not yet planned.
7. Can I run the manager on multiple machines? ↑
Yes, but note that a client only can connect to one manager at a time. You can switch between the different managers from the Client application preferences.
8. Will Pipeline also support other renderers, like Houdini or Lightwave 3D? ↑
Supporting other command-line based renderers is possible through Generic Rendering. You can create your own renderer description within Pipeline Manager, containing all the necessary information to start and monitor the given renderer. However, you need a certain degree of knowledge about command line rendering and your renderer as setting up the right description can be tricky process.
9. Is Pipeline still available for OS X 10.6.x? ↑
Unfortunately Pipeline 2.1 is not supporting OS X 10.6.x anymore. In order to run Pipeline 2.1 at least 10.7 (Lion) is required.
10. Can the manager be accessed from any machine/workstation on the network? ↑
Currently the manager can only be accessed from one machine directly and doesn’t support any kind of remote control. Still, it is possible to connect to the machine running the manager via screen sharing or a similar sharing tool, even though this might be restricted to one access at a time. Adding remote controlling capabilities is on the wish list and might be added in future versions.